Over 1,000 arrested for dumping garbage illegally

Sri Lanka Police together with the Army have raided about 1,180 persons during 18th-27th June for dumping garbage illegally in Western Province.

Accordingly, 250 have been arrested from Gampaha, 215 from Colombo Central, 169 from Colombo North,153 from Kelaniya, 140 from Nugegoda, 85 from Panadura, 72 Colombo South, 65 from Negombo, 27 from Mount Lavinia, and 4 from Kalutara.

The offenders will be prosecuted by the relevant police stations and raids will be continued further, Police said.